Monkey trap

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I heard my husband yesterday explain to a friend the concept of a monkey trap – maybe you’re familiar with it, but for me it was new and interesting, something to meditate upon:

One method of capturing monkeys is to place a piece of fruit in a cage or a vessel with an opening just large enough for the monkey to put its hand through it, but small enough that if the monkey makes a fist, holding on to the fruit, it cannot take its hand out.

That’s quite a lesson in letting go!

Sometimes, you can achieve your goals -or freedom!- if you just let go.

Do you have a monkey trap story of your own? Care to share?

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